Breaking News-Challenging Gender Barriers
Breaking News brings to you a compilation of writings from
Laadli Media and Advertising Awards from 2013 to 2017. The articles featured
show the wide range of issues covered, the analytical depth and the sensitivity
displayed across newspapers and languages in the country. Many new issues have
been covered in an unselfconscious manner. This compilation of articles reports
on various issues pertinent to the conversation on gender in India like women
and conflict zones, concerns of working women and an entire section on
reporting on the rights of LGBTQ+.
These articles have contributed to the dialogue on gender
equality, deepened our understanding of the prevalent discriminatory practices
in society and highlighted the lacunae in the programmes implemented by the
Through the Gender Lens
Through the Gender Lens brings the writings from across the country that reflects exemplary courage, commitment and sincerity of media persons in reporting on gender issues. It is a compilation of some of the most gender sensitive writing chosen specifically from our award winning entries from print, electronic and web media. The media persons represented in Through Gender Lens cut across different types of media organizations – from national newspapers and TV channels to regional publications to community newspapers and radio. The stories from regions facing insurgency, Naxalism and armed conflict are particularly riveting as they give us an insight in to their impact on women and their lives.
The articles and features showcase how events, incidents, progammes, policies and data could be analyzed using a gender lens. They demonstrate the role of the media as the watch dog, the conscience keeper and the change maker. The insights they bring out are thought provoking and the stories they narrate are inspiring and at times heart rending.
Information Kit for Media and Elected Representatives
advocating against pre-birth sex selection, it was noticed that; in a bid to
stop pre-birth sex selection, safe abortion was being stigmatized. Women’s access
to safe abortion services should be recognized in the purview of their
reproductive rights. With a view to sensitize the media and the Elected
Representatives towards issues of access to safe abortion, Population First in
joint collaboration with Ipas has developed the Information Kit titled ‘Redefining
the Lines: What you should know about safe abortion and pre-birth sex
Kit comprises of technical information on Abortion and Sex Selection, FAQs,
Legal aspects, Style Guide for Media, further readings and list of resource
persons and organizations active in area of Safe Abortion and Sex
selection. There are two separate kits for media and elected
Information Kit for Media
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Sense and Sensitivity
Sense and Sensitivity is a collection of 80 award winning
stories of Laadli Media and Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity. Edited
by Dolly Thakore, this book gives you an insight into the problem and
understanding of the plight that plagues the girl child. This is a book about
Media’s Engagement with Gender Issues.
Missing Half the Story
Missing Half the Story was a book commissioned by
Population First. This book tries to bring out the gender perspective that every
story has and that the media tends to ignore. Through examples from the media,
and from their own experiences, the contributors explain the concept of
gender-sensitive journalism and look at a series of subjects that journalists
have to cover - sexual assault,
environment, development, business, politics, health, disasters, conflict – and
set out a simple way of integrating a gendered lens into day-to-day journalism.
Written by Kalpana Sharma in a non-academic, accessible style, this book is
possibly the first of its kind in India – one that attempts to inject a gender
perspective into journalism.
Facilitating Gender Debates in the Classroom
Population First, in collaboration with RCWS (Research Centre for Women’s Studies) and PGSR (Post Graduate Studies and Research) departments of SNDT University, developed a set of four modules to enhance the facilitation skills of college faculty to initiate discussions and design events around gender issues. These modules aim at developing facilitation skills of teachers to address gender issues in colleges. Facilitation skills are very different from teaching and training skills and we need to equip our teachers with the same if we are to proactively work on making our curricula and institutions gender sensitive. The modules have been prepared by Dr. A.L. Sharada, Nita Shirali, Dr. Gita Chadha, Prof. Veena Poonacha and Prof. Vibhuti Patel. It covers Gender and Patriarchy, Feminist Methodology, Women and Media and Gender Violence.
This kit is an effort to provide such material within a humanist gender studies perspective.
Aims and Objectives:
- To sensitize teachers, across disciplines, to the concepts of gender in order that they can make it relevant for male and female students.
- To keep the focus on the inequality and power question in patriarchies.
- To provide perspectives and resource material for the classroom that will work with young people